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Sunday 25 September 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: position doubtful

Qi An
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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if schools taught mapping using paintings and stories instead of drab contour lines? In her latest memoir, aptly named Position Doubtful – mapping landscapes and memories, artist and award-winning author Kim Mahood masterfully paints rich Australian landscapes and people. She paints using pigments. She paints with narratives. The book’s title takes…
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Friday 5 August 2016
Memoir

memoir: musings of past and present

Nadja Poljo
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  It’s one of those cold winter mornings where my bed feels like a blissful cocoon, warm and safe and impossible to abandon. I wake before dawn and the whole world is encased in this transcendent beauty, like I’m the only person whose mind has sacrificed the land of dreams for a glimpse of reality….
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Wednesday 23 December 2015
Arts Books

lip lit: girls who travel

Emily Tatti
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There are two types of people in the world, according to Nicole Trilivas’s protagonist Kika Shores: those who travel, and those who don’t. Kika belongs to the former category: she enjoys the thrill of walking through a city whose name she can’t pronounce, and finding herself an alien culture with nothing but a well-worn backpack….
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Thursday 19 November 2015
Arts Books

lip lit: worthless

Bridget Conway
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At the heart of any great book, whether fiction or non-fiction, sci-fi or drama, lies a character arc that we can personally relate to on some level. The core of all good books often pulls at our heartstrings at a moment’s notice, leaving us breathless and wanting more. With Robyn Hennessy’s memoir, Worthless, the average…
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Monday 21 September 2015
Column Life Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part six

April Smallwood
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This is the final instalment of  Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. You can look back over the series here. Dear Ike, I love that the French expression for placing an object down so as to not surprise you is, ‘Op!’, and…
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Monday 7 September 2015
Life Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part five

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip in two weeks for the final instalment of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. Dear JM, What is the latest and how is your heart? I was watching a talk by author and social researcher Hugh Mackay…
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Monday 31 August 2015
Column Feminism Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part four

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. Dear Michelle, I’ve been cooking a lot of Filipino dishes lately – adobo and sinegang mostly; kare-kare oxtail stew is next, because it calls for peanut butter. Like a…
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Monday 24 August 2015
Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part three

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.   Dear Shelley, Lyon is a pretty lady. She’s got two great big rivers, the Rhône and Saône, which rhyme, and an old city boasting that classic cobblestone…
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Monday 17 August 2015
Column Life Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part two

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. Dear Laura, So moving overseas with the one you love is chancy. It’s kind of like having your first baby in that you need to…
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Monday 10 August 2015
Featured Travel World

empowering youth and tackling poverty in cambodia

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Fifteen year old Sok collects facts in the back of her notebook. At the end of school she approaches the teacher’s desk to tell me that television was invented in 1922. Sok’s English is better than most other students, and she quickly realises my skepticism. She grabs her book and points to a scrawling script…
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Monday 10 August 2015
Featured Life Travel World

really honest postcards from lyon: part one

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon – April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.     Dear Siobhan, No-one will hire me on this visa. I’m absolutely entitled to work but the French aren’t interested in an Australian…
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Wednesday 8 April 2015
Life Travel

on the run, on my own: the end of the road

Jo Williams
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It doesn’t feel like all too long ago that I was sitting drafting the first of my Lip articles about travelling Australia on my own. When my travels were stretched out in front of me, it felt like forever, but now that it’s almost over it seems my endless days are numbered. I can now…
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Tuesday 31 March 2015
Travel

on the run, on my own: the long way ’round

Jo Williams
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When I think of backpacking, I think of dragging a battered backpack along the road and changing from buses to trains to coaches to trains to buses. I’m not sure if this next admission will make me lose my Backpacker Cool Points (Ha… like I had any of them) but in the whole time I’ve…
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Wednesday 4 March 2015
Travel

on the run, on my own: victoria, the static state

Jo Williams
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Since September, I’ve felt like I’ve been constantly moving. Whether it was driving down the west coast, or across the Nullarbor or the Great Ocean Road, or flying to Sydney and then flying to Hobart and roadtripping around Tassie. I have just over two months left on my visa and I’m staying in Victoria. I…
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